An extraordinary amount has been written about the story of commercial art in Britain from the 1890s to the present day. Leading designers, such as Edward McKnight Kauffer, Tom Purvis, Austin Cooper, Tom Eckersley and Abram Games, published first-hand accounts of the design process while a wealth of contemporary periodicals, biographies and subject histories has greatly enriched our understanding of poster art in the twentieth century.

This bibliography is an attempt to list the principal books, journals and articles relating to British poster history. It has been arranged thematically by ‘Periodicals and Annuals’, ‘General Histories’, ‘Artists and Printers’, ‘Products/Shopping’, ‘Entertainment’, ‘Travel’ and ‘War’ – a structure which broadly follows the methodology used in listing posters and artwork on this website.

Any bibliography covering so broad a subject is bound to be incomplete, and we welcome comment from users on how it might be improved together with details of ‘missing’ publications for inclusion.


Periodicals and Annuals

The Poster Collector’s Circular, 1899
The monthly Poster Collector’s Circular ran for five months (January – May 1899). Aimed primarily at collectors, the Circular contains much useful information about the contemporary value of posters as well as reviews of new designs.

The Poster, 1898-1900
The Poster was a monthly magazine published in London from June 1898 to December 1900. It was the first periodical devoted to the poster to be published in Britain. Lavishly illustrated, The Poster included interviews with artists and designers, as well as regular reviews of published (and unpublished) designs.

The Poster & Art Collector, 1901
The successor to The Poster, The Poster & Art Collector was also published in London but lasted for only four editions (January – April 1901). It had a broader remit than its predecessor, but similarly includes many important articles about poster design at the turn of the twentieth century.

Commercial Art, 1926-1931
First published in December 1926, the monthly Commercial Art and its successors (see below) are probably the single most important source for information about British poster design in the interwar period. Lavishly illustrated and full of interviews with practioners and commissioners, as well as reviews of new designs, exhibitions and publications

Commercial Art & Industry. 1932-1936
The monthly successor to Commercial Art (see above)

Art & Industry, 1937-1940, 1946-1958
The monthly successor to Commercial Art & Industry (see above)

The Poster 1930s
Published quarterly by the British Poster Advertising Assoication, The Poster was essentially a trade magazine for advertisers. Contains much useful information about the ‘practical’ side of commercial advertising, together with interviews and reviews. We have only seen editions for 1938 and 1939, and would welcome more information about this elusive periodical.

Other UK periodicals
Many non-specialist UK periodicals routinely carried interviews with poster designers and/or reviews of new designs. These included The Art Journal, The Magazine of Art, The New Review, The Studio, The Idler Magazine, The Artist, Drawing & Design, The Burlington Magazine and Railway & Travel Monthly. Trade journals, such as the Advertiser’s Weekly, and in-house staff magazines (e.g. Pennyfare published by London Transport) also regularly published articles about poster design. Twentieth century British newspapers are another useful source for poster history as a surprising number reviewed contemporary designs and exhbitions, especially during wartime.

Overseas periodicals
British posters and designers were frequently reviewed in contemporary commercial art periodicals published outside the UK. The most significant of these were: L’Estampe et l’Affiche (Paris, 1897-1899), Das Plakat (Berlin, 1910-1921) and Gebrauchsgraphik (Berlin, 1924-1971).

UK annuals
The first dedicated annual review of poster design in the UK was published as a Special Supplement to The Studio magazine in 1924: Posters and Their Designers. Subsequently retitled Art & Publicity (1925) and later Posters and Publicity (1926-1930). From 1926 it was closely associated with the monthly Commercial Art and its successor publications. From 1930 until the mid-1980s, the annual was known as Modern Publicity and latterly as The World Advertising Review.

The Penrose Annual was the most significant UK-based review of graphic arts, printed nearly annually from 1895 to 1982. Penrose began in 1895 as the Process Work Yearbook – Penrose's Annual. It was printed by Lund Humphries from 1897 until 1974 when it was bought by Northwood Publications Limited. An extraordinary annual covering the development of mass media, advertising, photography, design and typography.

Overseas annuals
British posters and designers were frequently reviewed in contemporary design annuals published outside the UK. The most significant of these were: Graphis (originally published in Zurich, 1944, and subsequently in New York under various titles) and the International Poster Annual (Germany, 1949-1973).

General histories

Ades, Dawn (ed.), The 20th-century poster: Design of the Avant-Garde, Abbeville Press, New York, 1984
Anon, The Grattan Book of Famous British Posters 1889-1970, Grattan, 1970
Artmonsky, Ruth, The Pleasures of Printing, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2012
Artmonsky, Ruth, Designing Women: Women Working in Advertising and Publicity from the 1920s to the 1960s, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2013
Artmonsky, Ruth, Bill Crawford. Ad Man, Artmonsky Arts, 2014

Artmonsky, Ruth, The First Golden Age of British Advertising, Artmonsky Arts, 2018

Artmonsky, Ruth, Holidaying: 50 years of Advertising & Publicity relating to Holidays, Artmonsky Arts, 2019

Aynsley, Jeremy, A Century of Graphic Design, Mitchell Beazley, London, 2001
Backemeyer, S (ed.), Picture This: The Artist as Illustrator, Herbert Press, London, 2005
Barnicoat, John, A concise history of posters, Thames and Hudson, London, 1972
Bernstein, David, Advertising outdoors: watch this space!, Phaidon, London, 1992
Bestley, Russell and Noble, Ian, Up Against the Wall: International Poster Design, RotoVision, Hove, 2002
Binder, Joseph, Colour in Advertising, The Studio, London, 1934
Bradshaw, Percy V., Art in Advertising, John Lane, London, c.1926
Cuppleditch, David, The London Sketch Club, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1994
Clemence, W, Manual of Postercraft, Blandford Press, London, c.1930
Defries, A.D., ‘English Commercial Posters’, in The American Magazine of Art, Vol.10, No.9, 1919
Forman, Robert, Design for Commercial Artists, Blandford Press, London, c.1930
Flood, Catherine, British Posters: Advertising, Activism, Art 1945-2012, V&A Publications, London, 2012
Frost, Malcolm, Lewis, Angharad and Winterburn, Aidan (eds.), Street Talk: the Rise and Fall of the Poster, Images Publishing, 2006
Gallo, Max, The Poster in History, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1974
Gossop, R.P., Advertising Design, Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1927
Hewitt, John, ‘“The Poster” and the Poster in England in the 1890s’, in Victorian Periodicals Review, Vol. 35, No.1, 2002
Hewitt, John, ‘Designing the Poster in England, 1890-1914’, in Early Popular Visual Culture, Vol, 5, No.1, 2007
Hiatt, Charles, Picture Posters, George Bell & Sons, London, 1895
Hillier, Bevis, Posters, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London,1969
Hutchinson, Harold F., The Poster. An illustrated history from 1860, Studio Vista, London, 1968
Iskin, Ruth E., The Poster, Art, Advertising Design and Collecting, 1860s-1900, Dartmouth, 2014

Lupton, Ellen, How Posters Work, Cooper Hewitt, 2015
Livingston, A and Livingston, I., Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers, Thames & Hudson, London, 1992
Penfield, Edward (ed.), Posters in miniature, R.H Russell & Son, London/New York, 1896
Poynor, Rick, Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties, Laurence King, London, 2005
Price, Charles Matlock, Posters: A Critical Study of the Development of Poster Design in Continental Europe, England and America, CW Bricks, New York, 1913

Raffe, W.G., Graphic Design, Chapman & Hall, London, 1927
Raffe, W.G., Poster Design, Chapman & Hall, London, 1929
Rogers, W.S., Book of the Poster, Greening & Co, London, 1901
Rogers, W.S., Poster Designing, Pitman, 1934
Rennie, Paul, Modern British Posters, Art Design and Communication, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2010
Rickards, Maurice, Posters of the Nineteen-Twenties, Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London, 1968
Rickards, Maurice, Banned Posters, Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London, 1969
Rickards, Maurice, The Rise and Fall of the Poster, David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 1971
Rickards, Maurice, The Public Notice. An Illustrated History, David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973
Read, Herbert, Art and Industry, Faber & Faber, 1934
Rossi, Attilio, Posters, Paul Hamlyn, New York, 1971

Seddon, Jill and Worden, Suzette (eds.), Women Designing. Redefining Design in Britain between the Wars, University of Brighton, 1994

Suga, Yasuku, The Reimann School: A Design Diaspora, Artmonsky Arts, 2014
Saxon Mills, G.H., There is a Tide: The Life and Work of Sir William Crawford, William Heinemann, 1954
Schwarzkopf, Stefan, ‘Creativity, Capital and Tacit Knowledge, The Crawford Agency and British Advertising in the inter-war Years’, in Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol.1, 2008

Sheldon, Cyril, Bill Posting, Sheldons Ltd, Leeds, 1916
Sheldon, Cyril, Poster Advertising, Sheldons Ltd, Leeds, 1927
Sheldon, Cyril, A History of Poster Advertising, Chapman & Hall, London, 1937
Sparrow, Walter Shaw, Advertising in British Art, Bodley Head, London, 1924
Tatlock, T.B., ‘The Art Poster and the Art Book’, in The Burlington Magazine for Connoissseurs, Vol 46, No.267, 1925
Timmers, Margaret (ed.), The Power of the Poster, V&A Publications, London, 1998
Turner, E.S., The Shocking History of Advertising, Michael Joseph Ltd, 1952

Twining, E.W., and Holdrich, Dorothy E.M., Art in Advertising, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, London, 1931
Weill, Alain, The Poster: a worldwide survey and its history, Sotheby’s Publications, London, 1985
Wrede, Stuart, The Modern Poster, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1988

Artists and printers

Allaby, Mark, Charles Paine. An Account of his life and work, 2nd edition, 2019
Anon, A. Games 60 Years of Design, Howard Gardens Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)
Anon, Imponderable Joys. The Work of Austin Cooper, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Anon, The Poster King: E. McKnight Kauffer, Estorick Collection, London, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Artmonsky, Ruth, Jan Le-Witt and George Him, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2008
Artmonsky, Ruth and Webb, Brian, FHK Henrion, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2010
Artmonsky, Ruth, Unashamed Artists. A Celebratory Miscellany on Advertising Art, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2014
Artmonsky, Ruth and Preston, David, Tom Purvis. Art for the Sake of Money, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2014
Artmonsky, Ruth, The Best Advertising Course in Town: The Halcyon Days of Colman, Prentis and Varley, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2016
Artmonsky, Ruth, Austin Cooper. Master of the Poster, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2017
Backemeyer, Sylvia, Eric Fraser, Lund Humphries, 1998
Bennett, Compton, Posters and Showcards: A Guide for Commercial Artists, W Foulsham & Co., London, nd (c.1935)
Bliss, D.P., Edward Bawden, Pendomer Press, Godalming, 1979
Brown, F. Gregory, How to draw tress, The Studio, London, 1940
Burningham, John et. al., John Burningham, Jonathan Cape, London, 2009
Campbell, Colin, The Beggarstaff Posters: the work of James Pryde and William Nicholson, Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1990

Condell, Caitlan & Orr, Emily Marshall, E. McKnight Kauffer. The Artist in Advertising, Rizzoli International Publications, 2020
Cooper, Austin, Making a Poster, The Studio, London, 1938

Costantino, Maria, Picasso Posters, Magna Books, 1991
Curwen, Harold, Processes of Graphic Reproduction, Faber & Faber, London, 1934
Cuppleditch, D., The John Hassall Lifestyle, Dilke Press, Essex, 1979
Danvers, Verney L., Training in Commercial Art, Pitman Press, London, 1926
Davis, Alec, Eric Fraser, The Uffculme Press, 1974
Eckersley, Tom, Poster Design, The Studio, London, 1953
Fougasse (Cyril Bird), Drawing the Line Somewhere, Methuen & Co., London, 1937
Fougasse (Cyril Bird), A School of Purposes. Fougasse Posters, 1939-1945, Methuen & Co., London, 1946
Games, Abram, Over My Shoulder, Studio Books, London, 1960
Games, Naomi, Moriarty, Catherine and Rose, June, Abram Games, graphic designer: Maximum Meaning Minimum Means, Lund Humphries, 2003
Games, Naomi, Poster Journeys. Abram Games and London Transport, Capital Transport, 2008
Gilmour, Pat, Artists at Curwen, Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1977

Gosling, Lucy, John Hassall. Life and Art of the Poster King, Unicorn Publishing, 2021
Gould, R., David Allens 1857-1957, John Murray, London, 1957
Griffits, Thomas E., The Technique of Colour Printing by Lithography, Crosby Lockwood & Son, London, 1940
Hassall, John, ‘Something about posters’, Pearson’s Magazine, March 1905
Haworth-Booth, Mark, E. McKnight Kauffer: a designer and his public, London: V&A Publishing, 2005
Havinden, Ashley, Line Drawing for Reproduction, The Studio, London, 1933
Havinden, Ashley (intro), E Mck K. Memorial exhibition of the work of E. McKnight Kauffer, V&A, 1955 (exh. cat.)
[Havinden], Ashley, Advertising and the Artist, The Studio Ltd, 1956
Hillier, Bevis, Fougasse, Elm Tree Books, 1977
Him, George (Intro), Tom Eckersley. Posters and other graphic work, Arkwright Arts Trust, 1980 (exh. cat.)
Hewitt, John, The Commercial Art of Tom Purvis, Manchester University Press, 1996
Hollis, Richard, Advertising & the Artist: Ashley Havinden, National Galleries of Scotland, 1999
Hughes, Gilroy was good for Guinness, Liberties Press, 2013
Johnson, A.E., John Hassall, A&C Black, London, 1907
Johnson, A.E., Dudley Hardy, A&C Black, London, 1909
Kauffer, Edward McKnight, The Art of the Poster: Its Origin, Evolution and Purpose, Cecil Palmer, London, 1924
Kelleway, Philip, Highly Desirable: The Zinkeisen Sisters and their Legacy, Leiston Press, 2008
Miles, Betty, At the sign of the Rainbow. Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985, Felix Scibo, 1996
Nash, Paul, Outline, Faber & Faber, London, 1949
Moran, James (ed.), Printing in the 20th Century. A Penrose Anthology, Northwood Publications, 1974
Mouron, Henri, Cassandre, Thames & Hudson, London, 1985
Powers, Alan, Art & Print: The Curwen Story, Tate Publishing, 2008
Purvis, Tom, Poster Progress, The Studio, London, 1938
Rendell, Jerry, Profiles of the First World War. The silhouettes of Captain H.L. Oakley, Spellmount, 2013
Rennie, Paul and Triggs, Teal, Tom Eckersley, LCC, London, 2005
Richmond, Leonard (ed.), The Technique of the Poster, Isaac Pitman & Sons, London, 1933
Rogerson, I., Barnet Freedman, Fleece Press, Huddersfield, 2006
Schleger, Pat, Zero: Hans Schleger, A Life of Design, Lund Humphries, 2001
Sharpe, Leonard, The Artist in Commerce, A&C Black, London, 1936

Shane, Eric, Hockney Posters, Pavilion Books, 1987
Skipwith, Peyton and Webb, Brian, Edward Bawden’s London, V&A Publishing, 2011
Skipwith, Peyton and Webb, Brian, Edward Bawden: Scrapbooks, Lund Humphries, 2016
Skipworth, Selina and Bownes, David, John Burningham. An Illustrated Journey, The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, 2011
Spradbery, John, My dear Jim. A biography of Walter E. Spradbery, John Spradbery Publishing, 2010
Taylor, James, Careless Talk Costs Lives, Conway, London, 2010
Wade, Cecil, Layout. Its theory and practice in modern commercial art, Pitman, 1934
Wade, Cecil, Commercial Art as a Career, Pitman, 1937

Walker, Caroline, MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life, Unicorn Publishing, 2020
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2006
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, Paul Nash, John Nash, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2006
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, E. McKnight Kauffer, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2007
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, Harold Curwen and Oliver Simon: Curwen Press, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2008
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, David Gentleman, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2009
Webb, Brian and Skipwith, Peyton, Claud Lovatt Fraser, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2011
Webb, Brian and Artmonsky, Ruth, Enid Marx, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2013
Wilkinson, Norman, A Brush with Life, Seeley Services & Co Ltd, 1969
Yardley, Edward, Frank Henry Mason. Marine Painter and Poster Artist, Colley Books, 2015

Yardley, Edward, Kenneth Steel. Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Railway Posters, Colley Books, 2020.

Thematic Histories

1. Products/Shopping

Anon, Shell UK Oil, 'That’s Shell – that is!': an exhibition of Shell advertising art, Barbican Art gallery and Shell UK Ltd., London, 1983 (exh. cat.)
Artmonsky, Ruth, Jack Beddington: The Footnote Man, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2006
Artmonsky, Ruth, and Harpley, Stella, Powering the Home. Fifty years of advertising home appliances (1920-1970), Artmonsky Arts, London, 2016

Artmonsky, Ruth, and Harpley, Stella, Heal’s Posters. Advertising Modernism, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2019

Bernstein, David, The Shell poster book, Hamish Hamilton, London,1992
Constantine, Stephen, Buy & Build: the advertising posters of the Empire Marketing Board, HMSO, London, 1986
Dempsey, Mike (ed.), Bubbles: Early Advertising Art from A. & F. Pears, Fontana, London, 1978

Guinness, Rory, The World of Guinness, Scala Publishers, 2009
Hadley, Peter, The History of Bovril Advertising, Ambassador Publishing, 1970
Hewitt, John (intro), The Shell poster book, Profile Books, London, 1998
Hewitt, John, ‘The ‘Nature’ and ‘Art’ of Shell Advertising in the Early 1930s’, in Journal of Design History, Vol.5, No.2, 1992
Horton, Melanie, Empire Marketing Board Posters, Scala Publishers, 2010
Hughes, David, Gilroy was good for Guinness, Liberties Press, 2013

2. Entertainment/exhibitions

Branaghan, Sim and Chibnall, Stephen, British Film Posters, An Illustrated History, BFI Publishing, 2006
Edge, Kevin, The art of selling songs: graphics for the music business, Futures Publications, London, 1991
Evans, Mike and Palmer-Edwards, Paul, The Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills, Francis Lincoln, 2010
Farren, Mick (ed.), Get on down: a decade of rock and roll posters, Big O Publishing, London,1976
Kobal, John (ed.), 50 years of Movie Posters, Hamlyn, 1973
Mott, Toby, Greeves, Susanna and Ford, Simon, Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper, London, 2010
Nourmand, Tony and Marsh, Graham, Film Posters of the Sixties, Aurum Press, London, 1997
Owen, Ted, Dickson, Denise and Medeiros, Walter, High art: a history of the psychedelic poster, Sanctuary Publishing, London, 1999
Pomeroy, Mark, Posters. A Century of Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, 2015

Reynolds, Charles and Regina, 100 years of magic posters, Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, 1976
Timmers, Margaret, A Century of Olympic Posters, V&A Publishing, London, 2008
Wilson, David, Projecting Britain: Ealing Studios Film Posters, BFI Publishing, London, 1982

 3. Propaganda/Political

Anthony, Scott, Public Relations and the Making of modern Britain: Stephen Tallents and the birth of a progressive media profession, Manchester University Press, 2012
Barden, Mike, GPO Posters: Post Early 1920-1960, Camberwell Press, London, 1993
Clark, Toby, Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1997
Crowley, David, Posters of the Cold War, V&A Publishing, London, 2008
Mace, Rodney, British Trade Union Posters, Sutton Publishing, 1999
Moore, Colin, Propaganda Prints. A history of art in the service of social and political change, A&C Black Publishers, 2010
Philippe, Robert, Political Graphics: art as a weapon, Phaidon, Oxford, 982
Rennie, Paul, GPO Posters, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2011

Rennie, Paul, Safety First. Vintage posters from RoSPA’s archive, Saraband, 2015
Vaizey, Hester, Keep Britain Tidy and other posters from the nanny state, Thames & Hudson, 2014
Welch, David, Propaganda. Power and Persuasion, The British Library, 2013
Yanker, Gary, Prop art: over 1000 contemporary political posters, Studio Vista, London, 1972

 4. Travel

Anon, Some L.N.E.R Posters, London & North Eastern Railway, c.1926
Anon, Railway Posters and the War, 6 vols, The Railway Gazette, London, 1939-43
Anon, Poster Art 150. London Underground’s Greatest Designs, London Transport Museum, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Anthony, Scott and Green, Oliver, British Aviation Posters: art, design and flight, Lund Humphries in association with British Airways, London, 2012
Bownes, David, Green, Oliver (eds), London Transport Posters: a century of art and design, Lund Humphries, London, 2008
Cole, Beverley and Durack, Richard, Happy as a Sand Boy. Early Railway Posters, NRM/HMSO, London, 1990
Cole, Beverley and Durack, Richard, Railway Posters 1923-1947, NRM/Lawrence King, London, 1992
Cole, Beverley, It’s Quicker by Rail. LNER Publicity and Posters, 1923 to 1947, Capital Transport, 2006
Conway, Sir Martin (intro), Posters by Royal Academicians and other eminent Artists, London Midland & Scottish Railway/Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1926
Dillon, Tamsin (ed.), Platform for Art. Art on the Underground, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2007
Dobbin, Claire, London Underground Maps, Lund Humphries, 2012
Edelstein, Teri J. (ed.), Art for All: British Posters for Transport, Yale Centre for British Art/Yale University Press, 2010
Fenton, E.W., A Portfolio of Railway Notices 1825-1892, Holland Press, 1964
Frost, Lorna, Railway Posters, Shire Publications, 2012
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 1. Scotland, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2009
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 2. Yorkshire and the North East England, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2010
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 3. The Midlands and Wales, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2010
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 4. Eastern Counties of England, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2011
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 5. London and the South East, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2012
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 6. The British North West, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2013
Furness, Richard, Railway Journeys in Art: Vol. 7. The Glorious South West, JDF & Associates Ltd, 2014
Green, Oliver, Underground Art: London Transport Posters 1908 to the present, Laurence King, London, 1990 & 2001
Green, Oliver and Powers, Alan, Away We Go! Advertising London’s Transport, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, Mainstone Press, Norwich, 2006
Green, Oliver, Frank Pick's London: art, design and the modern city, V&A Publishing/London Transport Museum, London 2013
Hewitt, John, ‘East Coast Joys: Tom Purvis and the LNER’, in Journal of Design History, Vol 8, No.4, 1995
Hewitt, John, ‘Posters of Distinction: Art, Advertising and the London, Midland, and Scottish Railways’, in Design Issues, Vol.16, No.1, 2000
Hillman, Tony and Cole, Beverley, South for Sunshine, Southern Railway Publicity and Posters, 1923 to 1947, Capital Transport, 1999
Kniveton, Gordon N., Happy Holidays in the Isle of Man. A celebration through the arts of the railway, shipping and holiday poster, The Manx Experience, 1993
Laver, James (intro), Art for all: London Transport posters 1908-49, London Transport Executive, 1949
Levey, Michael, F., London Transport Posters, Phaidon, Oxford, 1976
Lidster, J. Robin, Railway Posters of the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough Borough Council, 1990 (exh. cat.)
London, Joanne Gernstein, Fly Now! A colourful story of flight from hot air balloon to the 777 ‘Wonderliner’, National Geographic, Washington, 2007
Middleton, Allan, Its Quicker By Rail! The history of LNER advertising, Tempus Publishing, 2002
Palin, Michael (intro), Happy Holidays. The Golden Age of Railway Posters, Guild Publishing, London, 1987
Priestly, Michael G., Double Arrow, Double Royal, Appin Press, 2012
Riddell, Jonathan and Stern, William T., By Underground to Kew: London Transport Posters, 1908 to the Present, Studio Vista, London, 1994
Riddell, Jonathan and Denton, Peter, By Underground to the Zoo: London Transport Posters, 1913 to the Present, Studio Vista, London, 1995
Riddell, Jonathan, Pleasure Trips by Underground, Capital Transport, Harrow Weald, 1998
Riddell, Jonathan and Tomkinson, Nicolette, This is Your Way Sir. LMS Publicity and Posters, 1923 to 1947, Capital Transport
Riddell, Jonathan, Tramway Art. The distinctive poster art of the London County Council Tramways, Capital Transport, 2010
Shackleton, J.T., The Golden Age of the Railway Poster, New English Library, London, 1976
Willoughby, Harold R., ‘Art and Advertising, London Underground Railways’ Publicity Service’, in The American Magazine of Art, Vol. 14, No.8, 1923

5. War

Anon, Railway Posters and the War, 6 vols, The Railway Gazette, London, 1939-43
Aulich, James, War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication, Thames & Hudson in association with Imperial War Museum, London, 2007
Aulich, James and Hewitt, John, Seduction or instruction? First World War Posters in Britain and Europe, Manchester University Press, 2007
Bownes, David, and Fleming, Robert, Posters of the First World War, Shire, 2014
Cantwell, John D., Images of war: British posters 1939-45, HMSO, London, 1989
Darracott, Joseph, and Loftus, Belinda, First World War Posters and Second World War Posters, Imperial War Museum, London, 1972
Darracott, Joseph, The First Word War in Posters, Dover Publications, 1974
Hadley, Frederick, and Pegler, Martin, Posters of the Great War, Pen & Sword Books, 2013
Darman, Peter, Posters of World War II. Allied and Axis Propaganda 1939-1945, Pen & Sword Books, 2008
Hardie, Martin and Sabin, Arthur K., (eds.), War Posters Issued by Belligerent and Neutral Nations 1914-1919, A. & C. Black, London, 1920
Hiley, Nicholas, ‘Sir Hedley Le Bas and the Origins of Domestic Propaganda in Britain 1914-17’, in European Journal of Marketing, Vol 21 Issue 8, 1987
Hiley, Nicholas, ‘Kitchener Wants You and Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War? – The Myth of British Recruiting Posters’, Imperial War Museum Review, 11, 1997
James, Pear (ed.), Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture (Studies in War, Society and the Military), University of Nebraska Press, 2010
James, Daniel and Thomson, Ruth, Posters and Propaganda in Wartime. Weapons of Mass Persuasion, Franklin Watts/IWM, 2007
Judd, Denis, Posters of World War Two, Wayland, London, 1972
Lerner, Daniel, Paper Bullets: Great Propaganda Posters, Axis and Allied Countries, WW2, Chelsea House Publishers, 1977
Ormiston, Rosalind, First World War Posters, Flame Tree Publishing, 2013
Rhodes, Anthony, Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion, World War II, Chelsea House Publishers, 1976
Rickards, Maurice, Posters of the First World War, Evelyn, Adams, & Mackay, London, 1968
Shaw, C.K., Industrial Publicity, C & J Temple, 1944
Slocombe, Richard, British Posters of the Second World War, IWM, 2012
Steel, Nigel (intro), Fit Men Wanted. Original posters from the Home Front, Thames & Hudson/IWM, 2012
Steel, Nigel (intro), Posters of the Frist World War, IWM, 2014
Taylor, James, Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster, Saraband Limited, 2013
Thatcher, Martyn, and Quinn, Anthony, The Amazing Story of the Kitchener Poster, Funfly Design, 2013
Walker, Susannah, Save Bread. Home Front Posters of the Second World War, Shire Publications, 2012